Allen & Overy has been active in the Qatari market since the 1970s. Over this time, Qatar has increased in importance, both as an integral part of the Gulf Cooperation Council markets, and as a launch pad for investment in other parts of the world.
We opened our office in Doha in February 2010, having obtained a licence to practice from the Qatar Financial Centre. The decision to open an office in Qatar followed requests from a number of our Qatar-based institutional clients and a growing interest in Qatar from clients from across our international network.
Our Doha office focuses on all aspects of commercial law. The office advises on corporate law, including domestic and regional M&A, joint ventures, outward investments by Qatari clients, inward investment by international clients and commercial arrangements (such as agency arrangements) for international clients conducting business within Qatar.
Because of the way Qatar's foreign investor laws are structured, we have particular expertise in advising on joint ventures to conduct business in Qatar between international clients and Qatar-based entities. We advise on all aspects of finance, including bank finance for local and international banks, debt capital markets for issuers and managers and all aspects of Islamic financing (including Sukuks). Other areas of expertise include domestic and international real estate, Qatari regulatory advice and collective investment schemes.
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Allen & Overy LLP
23rd Floor, Tornado Tower
Al Funduq Street
PO Box 24205
Tornado Tower is located in the West Bay area of Doha at the intersection of Al Funduq Street and Majlis Al Taawoon Street, near the Sheraton Roundabout and across from the Ministry of Business and Trade.
Directions from the airport:
From the Corniche, take the fourth exit at the Sheraton Roundabout and then take the first turn. Proceed a short distance and then take the first left turn. Tornado Tower will be located on the right hand side.
Journey time from the airport is approximately 20 minutes